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Behind the scenes in a 1940s animation studio, showing the making of a Chevrolet advertising cartoon.
This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives
Producer: Handy (Jam) Organization
Sponsor: Chevrolet Division, General Motors Corporation
Audio/Visual: Sd, B&W
Keywords: Animation: Production
Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Subject: BEST CARTOON EVER
WAY BETTER THAN ''CLUTCH CARGO''.
Subject: Please Encourage Him
If this gets enough downloads then Rick Prelinger will upload more! DOWNLOAD THIS NOW!
Subject: fun, Fun, FUN!!!!!!!
Another awesome Jam Handy film, Which is delightful and entertaining. Hey Rick, If you have anymore Jam Handy films, Please Upload 'Em!
Subject: Fun to Watch
Fun to watch, Also good for stock footage.
Christine Hennig -
Subject: Termite Terrace These Guys Ain't!
This goofy Jam Handy film features a cartoon animator who meets a Chevrolet mechanical engineer on an airplane that totally lacks seatbelts. The animator manages to talk the engineer into helping make a cartoon in which a bunch of gremlins run a car engine. The engineer helpfully provides a cutaway engine model for the guys in the animation studio to look at. This results in a baffling scene in which the kooky animators brainstorm about the gremlins while the engineer gives boring lectures about how the car engine works, sneaking in sales messages about how great Chevrolet engines are while hes at it. One animator, who looks like a Radford Baines wanna-be gets way too excited about making one of the imps into a Roman chariot driver: Well make him a big, muscular guy with a whip! he crows. Then we get to see a really interesting sequence on how cartoons are made, including how sound synchronization is done, something that was new to me. Then, of course, we get to see the finished cartoon, which is pretty silly. This is one of the goofiest industrial films Ive ever seen, which makes it a great piece of ephemra. Termite Terrace these guys definitely aint!
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *****. Weirdness: *****. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: *****.
Subject: Dated Incorrectly?
The Title states "Drawing Account(1941).
However, On the cars plate is "1942".
Just thought I'd point that out. :)
Subject: Out of Toon.
The film starts in the biggest airplane cabin I've ever seen.. the seats are HUMOUNGOUS! Must be nice to be an animator. An auto engineer and an animator meet, and they agree to meet up to discuss plans for an automotive cartoon. We then go to the studio, and the engineer whacks us with a 5 minute lesson about how cars work, while the studio animators, here, bizarrely characterized as world class nerds stand in awe. We then cut off (thank god) the car diatribe and we get a little education about how animation works (kind of basic) we see the (poorly!) animated cartoon in it's final product... what kind of cartoon is THAT?